The industry suffered after the economy fell into recession, given that demand for industry products soured as consumers' disposable incomes diminished. Moreover, the dire economic climate and saturation in the digital camera segment led to a drastic decline in demand. Although the industry slightly improved in the following years, revenue still remained stagnant. However, after declining over the past five years, the Camera and Film Wholesaling industry is anticipated to experience some growth over the five years to 2018. Demand for photography services and cameras and camera equipment will increase because consumers that postponed buying cameras during the recession will resume such purchases as the economy recovers.
Industry operators wholesale photographic equipment and supplies (except office equipment), including digital cameras, photofinishing equipment, photographic film, television cameras and projection equipment. This industry does not wholesale photocopying equipment, microfilm equipment or household video cameras.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.